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Current and completed reviews

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Review titleDate publicly releasedPagesFile type
3A review of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ management of the risks posed by “hitchhikers and contaminants” (biosecurity risk material) associated with cargo containers, transport methods and conveyances (for example, vessels and aircraft).13 July 201888Word (5.74 MB)
PD​F (3.78 MB)
2A review of the circumstances leading to the 2017 suspension of uncooked prawn imports into Australia and the biosecurity considerations relevant to future trade in uncooked prawns.12 Dec 2017  HTML
1A review of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ management of biosecurity risks posed by invasive vector mosquitoes, especially Aedes spp., entering or establishing in Australia.11 May 201770 PDF [3.2 MB]
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​​​​Current reviews

Review titleStatusSubmissions
1A review of the biosecurity risk management lessons that can be drawn from an analysis of recent (up to 10 years’) terrestrial pest and disease incursions, border breaches and high-risk interceptions into Australia. In progressClosed
2A review of the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ management of biosecurity risks posed by returning Australian forces after offshore deployment and foreign defence forces engaged in military activities in Australian territories. In progressNot called​
3A review of previous Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity review recommendations and current biosecurity risk management practices for horse importation In progressNot called
4A review of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ biosecurity risk management processes that address high-risk environmental biosecurity concerns. In progressTo open in August
5A review of the implementation of previous Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity review recommendations. In progressNot called
6A review of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ recognition of pre-border certification (including the role of overseas competent authorities) as a biosecurity risk mitigation measure.Not yet commencedNot called
7An assessment of the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ system of Approved Arrangements under the Biosecurity Act 2015.Not yet commencedNot called
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